has been pretty dry, fairly cloudy and mild. this was the serene scene as the sunsetin this was the serene scene as the sunset in hereford, taken by one of oui’ sunset in hereford, taken by one of our weather watchers. we have some clear spells around tonight but high pressure with light wind means we may see some low cloud and some mist and fog patches, especially in the south. you can see the yellow colours here. the blue colours to the north will become more of a feature as we head through the first week of 2019. tonight we have variable cloud, clear spells in the east. some mist and fog especially in the south with lighter wind but for most of us, a frost free nights with temperatures around 5—9. first thing monday, new year's eve, tomorrow, another largely cloudy and grey day but there will be some sunshine breaking through, especially in eastern scotland. northern ireland seem brighter spells. some rain over the
north—west of scotland later. it will tend to come in lighter patches as it sinks south. 0ne will tend to come in lighter patches as it sinks south. one or two spots of rain in the central belt towards new year's eve. for most of us, new year's eve, it looks largely dry. mostly cloudy and there may be some mist and fog patches. it's this big area of high pressure that will be driving our weather into new year's day on tuesday. a weak front pushing south. that introduces cooler air into the north and east. you can see the changing wind direction, from the changing wind direction, from the north—east. also more sunshine on offer so after a cloudy few days, new year's day, if you're going for a walk on most of us should be fairly bright. a bit more cloud and a weak front slowly sinking south across england and wales. temperatures, double figures in the south. 7—9 in the north. quite cold
on tuesday night. blue colours returning to the map and we'll see some frosty conditions once again. for the start of 2019 things will turn colder, frost returning but more sunshine and it will remain dry for most. bye, bye. hello this is bbc news with me, lukwesa burak. the headlines. the government has defended its decision to award a fourteen million pound contract to a shipping company, with no trading record, as part of its preparations for a possible no—deal brexit. britain and france have agreed to implement what they're calling an "enhanced action plan" to prevent migrants crossing the english channel on small boats. the main opposition alliance in bangladesh has described today's general election as "farcical" and has demanded a fresh vote. a british couple, whose son was murdered by his chinese wife, have won custody of one of their grandchildren after a long legal battle.
now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'mjohn watson. the headlines tonight, manchester city stop the slide on the south coast. a player reborn, pogba scores twice as united beat bournemouth, and bath finish the year on a high to beat old rivals leicester. yes good evening.
with liverpool movbing nine points clear at the top of the pl yesterday, all eyes on manchester city to see if they could put their recent dip in form behind them. they made the long trip to the south coast to face southampton. after back to back defeats in the league they came away with a valuable win to trim liverpool's lead at the top before the two teams face each other on thursday. as andy swiss reports. (tx vt) after three defeats in three matches the for brossard at all. he knew his manchester city side could hardly afford another slip—up, not that one seemed likely when silver put them ahead. as so often recently, their lead proved precarious. a spot of defensive dallying, and southhampton we re defensive dallying, and southhampton were level. pierre with a stunner, was another shocking story. southhampton thought so, he felt he
should've had a penalty, but this is not to be his or his team stay. moments later, city the lead in fortuitous fashion. deflecting starlings shot into his own net, and in first—half stoppage time sergio had an all but ended the contest. sub engines only impact after the break brought him a red card. for the city, who next play liverpool, a timely return to winning ways. andy swears, bbc news. before the run, we played the scores two to three or four, that's all we can do. after the men, or the four, that's all we can do. after the men, orthe people in front finish the situation, we have four or five extras to finish the game. afteri—i, when or five extras to finish the game. after 1—1, when the game was more equal, you know the situation is that. we scored in the second. but that's football, and the premier
games, we did absolutely everything, the first time they arrived they got to the ball. with a live without, and accept and improve. i have the feeling that the players did absolutely everything. a player reborn in paul pogba and seemingly a team reborn afterjose mourinho's sacking by manchester united. interim manager 0le gunnar solskjaer extended his winning run to three straight matches since his appointment as united despatched bournemouth at old trafford, their world cup winner with two goals in a four one win. adam wild reports. it is amazing the difference is not to make. the new manager, and with that, a new optimism. even those who have seen it all before are enjoying what they are seeing for manchester united. the gloom for the time being lifted, players now free to express themselves here, mark showing sublime skill, barely four minutes played against bournemouth. they we re played against bournemouth. they were on theirfeet
played against bournemouth. they were on their feet and smiling. few seem to be feeling the change in attitude more than paul burke, criticised even vilified, not rising to the challenge. that was his second united third soon followed rash for this time, in the right place. comfortable enough those past imperfections persist, nathan and exploiting them before half—time. that remains work to do. when your side keeps growing, it can make up for most things, just moments after coming on as a substitute he scored united's four. going away, as the tea m united's four. going away, as the team in red. martha dey, eric dismissed for this. not enough to spoil mood though. for now, the smiles stay at united. and while, bbc news. i have to say, you have to enjoy sitting down and watching the boys. express themselves, go forward , boys. express themselves, go forward, when the ball back, and they were great. it was second to none, that's the
biggest come from and you can get. when you see the players working like this and the enjoyment that we have of working hard, and that's the foundation of energy. chelsea beat crystal palace 1—0 at selhurst park to increase the gap between themselves and fifth—placed arsenal to five points. in a game of few clear cut chances, it was n'golo kante who scored the winner in the second half. willian and ross barkley also came close for chelsea. palace meanwhile took 85 minutes to register their first effort on goal and remain 14th in the table. a vital three points for burnley in the days other game. they beat west ham 2—0 at turf moore. susanna dinnage has pulled out of replacing richard scuadamore as the new chief executive of the premier league as it's believed she wants to remain in broadcasting. the tv executive currently with discovery was announced as his successor in mid november with the understanding she would take up her role early next year.
she was called by those who led the recruitment process as the outstanding choice from a very strong field of candidates. it's a classic fixture, bath up against leicester in rugby union's premiership. it was the former that came out on top at the rec winning by 23 points to 16 a result which means bath will finish the year fifth in the table as leicester's troubles continue. jim lumsden was watching. not much room in the premiership, but kick off just not much room in the premiership, but kick offjust five points separated forth from ninth place. bath was one above when the visitor struck early. george sentjohnnie mae threw in the second minute. the first half hour was spent almost entirely in the leicester 22. with freddie burns penalty, baths only reward, untiljamie roberts was bundled over. that was swiftly followed by another bath keep crossing the line. this time with
nathan on the other side. if team turned to the host, they picked up where they left off, danced down the touchline to extend the lead. lester fought back with a george ford penalty, to earn a losing bonus point. but bath held on for 2316 victory that moved them up to fifth place. and in the day's other match, bristol who are just a point below leicester, came out on top against bottom of the table newcastle who appear in a straight battle with worcester to avoid relegation. over in the pro 1a, dragons narrowly beat 0spreys 23—22 to record their first welsh derby league win in four years. they had some fortune with this try, a mix up in the 0spreys defence allowing jarrod rosser to spirnt away for one of their two tries to tennis, britain's cameroon norrie prepared for the first grand slam of the year the australian open with defeat to roger federer who produced a near faultless performance in the hopman cup. the mixed team competition saw great britain lose against switzerland in the first
rubber. norrie beaten in straight sets 6—1, 6—1 — as federer warmed up for the defence of his australian open singles title with an impressive performance here. before katie boulter suffered the same fate as her male counterpart also losing her singles rubber in straight sets to belinda bencic. britain won theirfirst match against greece, but face the united states next who boast serena williams in their ranks. there remains an outside chance of reaching the final. australia are 2—1 down in their test series with india after slipping to defeat in melbourne, leaving the visitors on the brink of a first series win down under. australia still needed 1111 more runs to win at the start of the final day but only had two wickets remaining. and they lost both of those for just three runs. it's the first time india have won a test match in melbourne since 1981 and with one match of the series remaining stand on the brink of an historic series win.
now it's the final day of the nfl's regular season. reigning champions philadelphia will need a helping hand in order to reach the playoffs. the eagles have to beat the washington redskins and hope minnesota suffer a defeat to the chicago bears. the balimore ravens need to beat bitter rivals the cleveland browns in order for their season to continue. the nfl show‘s 0si umenyiora and jason bell have been giving their predictions for the key games to mark chapman. it's going to be a big problem for the ravens, if this game was being played in cleveland, i would pick the cleveland browns to win this game because they are a dangerous team, and they are looking to spoil somebody‘s season. it's being played in baltimore, so i will pick baltimore ravens. i'm going with the ravens, but like you said, you cannot sleep on this game. the ravens know they've got to go out and play, the browns want to be spoilers, they've got that attitude.
i were playing for the browns, i would be ecstatic right now. i would practise as hard as i'd ever practised to defeat the baltimore ravens. remax are you both on ravens, 0k. colts at the titans, whoever wins this, they are into the playoffs. this is tough, this is a ha rd playoffs. this is tough, this is a hard call, i'm going with the colts. i'm going with andrew up, i'm going with the hot hand. it's going to be tough to call. he's never lost to the titans, i have to go with statistics as bad as i am at math as you've alluded to i have to go with statistics. i'm going with both. that's not legal. you've got to give me a break here, we don't know if marcus is going to play. a few plays and going with the tennessee titans if he doesn't play i will go with the colts. are you setting this, you are the rule maker is set up a? that's a big difference. that's a big difference. that's down to the person now, i'm not going to have a great effect. the last time you tried to do this it would be whether it would rain or
not. so it's mario to play. i'll allow that. plus also he still trailing, so you know, the final one, the bears at the vikings. you might as well go first, because i know you're going to say. you know for the vikings, know you're going to say. you know forthe vikings, i'm know you're going to say. you know for the vikings, i'm sorry mark i know you're bears fan. their defence is playing well, they've gotten back to the running game. they are going to the running game. they are going to have to run the ball and slow the game down. that's what they come in to give some success. it's going to bea to give some success. it's going to be a battle though. before you give your answer, it depends on how the players know the fans are getting on, because they will be going for a second seat. if they know that the rams are beating the 49ers will they pull their rams are beating the 49ers will they pulltheir main rams are beating the 49ers will they pull their main guys out knowing that they can't get second seat, and there's nothing on the line? you lamenta there's nothing on the line? you lament a great point. that's a great point. not for this particular game, because i think even though that's going to play a huge part, i think the minnesota
vikings on the more desperate football team. they are playing at home, they need to went to get in the playoffs, the bears are already in the playoffs, they don't have as much to play for. i'm going to go with the minnesota vikings. they've both, the vikings to beat the bears. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening end titles next up on bbc news it's... hello, and welcome to the travel show with me, ade adepitan. now this week, we've decided to put away our boarding passes, stow our suitcases, and take a look back at some of our favourite places, faces and stories of 2018. but first, back in april, christa headed to norway to try her hand at playing musical instruments made out of ice. she's so cool!